This 12 months, the match of the champions consists of eight contending groups for the celebrated trophy. The Gold Cup is among the 5 tournaments of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Sequence (DPGCS) and is acknowledged and authorized by the World Polo Tour (WPT). It’s performed underneath the WPT Championship Cup class which is taken into account as one of many highest competitors when it comes to factors.
The tournaments underneath the DPGCS are a part of the UAE Polo Federation, follows the Hurlingham Polo Affiliation (HPA) guidelines and performs underneath the availability of its umpires.
This 12 months’s Dubai Open is supported by Worldwide Free Zone Authority (IFZA) because the title sponsor; its predominant sponsor Bentley Emirates; Accenture Funding Group and MAK Engineering Consultancy as co-sponsors: and Diamond Lease, Complete Electrical and Mechanical and Hildon.
Mohammed Ok. Al Habtoor, Vice Chairman & CEO of Al Habtoor Group, Founding father of the DPGC Sequence and Patron of Habtoor Polo workforce was joined by Martin Pedersen – Chairman of IFZA, Joseph Tayar, the Common Supervisor of Bentley Emirates, Mohammad Al Huraiz, Board Member of the UAE Polo Federation, and Santiago Torreguitar, Event Director of the UAE Polo Federation.
The CEO & Vice Chairman of Al Habtoor Group, Mohammed Al Habtoor mentioned: “As soon as once more we’re proud to announce that the Dubai Polo Gold Cup group can be internet hosting the celebrated Gold Cup (Dubai Open) for the 14th consecutive 12 months. The match will deliver collectively among the best polo gamers from world wide and showcase our love for polo.
“We stay up for welcoming the gamers, their households, and the followers to get pleasure from this thrilling show of athleticism and expertise our dedication to advancing the Sport of Kings that made us a supply of satisfaction for the United Arab Emirates.”
Martin Pedersen mentioned: “At IFZA, we imagine within the energy of sports activities to deliver folks collectively and foster a way of neighborhood. The Dubai Polo Gold Cup is greater than a contest; it’s a celebration of the range and expertise that exists inside the UAE.
“We’re proud to be a part of this neighborhood that celebrates the spirit of competitors, partnership, and camaraderie – a spirit that IFZA shares and embodies.
“It’s actually a privilege for us to be related to such a prestigious occasion, and we’re dedicated to creating positive that this 12 months’s IFZA Dubai Polo Gold Cup can be much more thrilling and memorable than ever earlier than.
“As a title sponsor, our participation on this famend occasion is an illustration of our dedication to supporting and advancing excellence in all its manifestations. We pledge to assist not solely the Gold Cup but in addition different initiatives that spotlight the distinctive qualities of Dubai and the UAE, and the way we dare to dwell, do enterprise, and thrive in another way.”
Collaborating groups of the IFZA Gold Cup 2023 match embrace:
AM Polo Crew (Patron: Her Highness Sheikha Alya Al Maktoum)
Bangash Dodson & Horrell Polo Crew (Patron: Haider Bangash)
Clinova Noa Capital Polo Crew (Patron: Raja Karim)
Dubai Wolves by Cafu Polo Crew (Patron: Habtoor Al Habtoor)
Ghantoot Polo Crew (Patron: His Highness Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan)
IFZA Habtoor Polo Crew (Patron: Mohammed Ok. Al Habtoor)
Mahra by AIX Funding Group Polo Crew (Patron: Tariq Al Habtoor)
UAE Polo Crew (Patron: Her Highness Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum)